16 Jul 2017

One for the Kids

From New Horizons, 5:00 pm on 16 July 2017
Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward in a still from their video for Ivor Cutler's song "Got to be something there".

Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward in a still from their video for Ivor Cutler's song "Got to be something there". Photo: Malcolm/Ward

William Dart samples a number of New Zealand releases aimed at kids, enjoyable also by kidults.

After tracks from Levity Beet and Daniel Styczek, Anika Moa, and Mr Roberelli, he listens to a number of discs and demos put out by Ōhope-based Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward including one, Bird Song, a collection of conservation songs created for and sung by the Ōhope Beach School Choir.

The most recent of Malcolm and Ward's projects has covers of Ivor Cutler songs.

Children from Ohope Beach School performing the Evil Weasel Gang dance

Children from Ohope Beach School performing the Evil Weasel Gang dance Photo: Greg Malcolm

Music Details

'Song title' (Composer) – Performers
Album title
(Label)

'There's One in the Bush' (Beet/Stryczek) – Levity Beet & Daniel Stryczek
Music Box 2015
(APRA AMCOS)

'If I Had a Little Girl' (Moa) – Anika Moa
Songs for Bubbas Vol 2
(Diamond Kowhai)

'Karen Dash' (Wigley) – Mr Roberelli
Laughter on the Breeze
(Mr Roberelli)

'Mr Boring' (Wigley) – Mr Roberelli
Skinkypants
(Mr Roberelli)

'Traditional New Zealand Folk Song' (Malcolm) – Greg Malcolm Set
Trust Only This Face
(Greg Malcolm)

'Such and Such Song' (Malcolm/Ward) – Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward
Wide Eyed and Bushy Tales
(Such 'N Such)

'Row Your Boat' (Malcolm/Ward) – Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward
Wide Eyed and Bushy Tales
(Such 'N Such)

'Our Kiwi Our School' (Malcolm/Ward) – The Ohope Beach School Choir
Bird Song
(Self-released)

'Why The Tuatara Stays So Still' (Malcolm/Ward) – The Ohope Beach School Choir
Bird Song
(Self-released)

'Being Different' (Malcolm/Ward) – The Ohope Beach School Choir
Bird Song
(Self-released)

'I Believe in Bugs' (Cutler) – Ivor Cutler
Dandruff
(EMI)

'Baby Sits' (Cutler) – Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward
Demo recording
(Self-released)

'Sleepy Old Snake' (Cutler) – Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward
Demo recording
(Self-released)

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